Last week I downloaded the beta 1 version of Lucid Lynx (ubuntu 10.04).
I hadn’t install it, but tries the live version (via USB). I must say the work that canonical has done is impressive… this `release’ has a lot of improvements, without installing it one might note a few differences with previous releases,
- the game selection is different… and Brainy comes out of the box.
- I note xsane is gone (still don’t know is it was a good idea)
- one might manage the status of empathy and twitter from the upper panel,
- GIMP is not installed by default (It is really great program, but most people don’t use it… still I love it).
- A change I just love is that Ubuntu Software Center is now capable of separate Ubuntu, Canonical and `third’ party software.
- The new look is great, but I should say that violet looks much like Mac… perhaps later Ubuntu could develop a look more fresh.
- I do not complain (as much people) about the location of the windows buttons… you might change then to the upper right corner or just use your keybord to minimize or close your windows.
- I’d like to thanks Yahoo! for the contribution to the project, but insist that Yahoo!’s searches need a boost to be comparable with Google’s ones. But still is good.
As far as I know, beta2 has been release, but I’ll wait at least to rc to install it.